A Miles Mason type porcelain antique Bute shaped cup and saucer from the early 19th century, the Georgian or early Regency period, George III was the monarch on the throne at the time. This English porcelain scalloped rim Bute shaped cup with kicked loop handle and saucer also with a scalloped rim. Both the cup and saucer are marked on the bases with a Chinese type seal mark which dates to dates to circa 1810 to 1813.
They have a very attractive blue and white Chinoiserie transfer printed pattern known by collectors as the two temples II variation Broseley pattern, this pattern is also known as Temple and Garden or Pagoda. It was originally made at Caughley, as a copy of the Chinese original. The actual maker is currently unknown , version of this type was made by Miles Mason and subsequently by his son Charles James Mason. A fair number of other makers including Adams, Chetham and Wooley, Spode and Davenport also produced ware in this pattern and a number also used a Chinese type seal mark. For more details on this pattern see the Transfer ware collectors club database pattern number 238.
The tea cup is 2 1/8 inches (54 mm) high by 3 3/8 inches (86 mm) diameter. The saucer has a diameter of 5 3/8 inches (136 mm) and a deep curved side stands 1 inch (25.4 mm) high. They weigh 164 g unpacked.
It is in very good antique condition. They both are sound and ring nicely when flicked with a finger. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 19th century tea cups and saucers or Mason's pottery and porcelain.
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